PLANO, Texas (AP) — The lastest on Sunday’s fatal shootings in Plano.
A woman says the shooting in suburban Dallas that ended with eight people dead, including the suspect, happened at her 27-year-old daughter’s home and that her daughter was among those killed.
Debbie Lane told Dallas television station WFAA that her daughter, Meredith Lane, owned the home. She says her daughter had recently divorced her husband of six years.
Police have not yet confirmed the identities of those killed. Police responding to a report of shots fired at about 8 p.m. Sunday confronted the suspected shooter and opened fire, killing the suspect. Police then found nine gunshots victims. Seven were dead and two injured.
Debbie Lane said her daughter, a native of Georgia, was hosting a party to watch football games, starting with the Atlanta Falcons vs. the Chicago Bears and continuing with Sunday night’s Giants-Cowboys game.
Police in the Dallas suburb of Plano say many questions remain as they investigate the fatal shooting of seven people before the suspect was killed by police.
Plano police spokesman David Tilley said Monday morning that police are still trying to determine the reason for the gathering at the home Sunday. Tilley said he couldn’t confirm a Dallas Morning News report that said neighbors said the victims had been watching the Cowboys football game.
Tilley says authorities are also still investigating the relationships between those at the home.
Police responding to a report of shots fired confronted the suspected shooter and opened fire, killing the suspect. Police then found nine gunshots victims. Seven were dead and two injured.
Tilley did not know the total number of people who had attended the gathering.
A woman who lives near a suburban Dallas home where eight people are dead, including the suspect, after a shooting says she’d earlier seen people laughing and grilling outside.
Stacey Glover told The Dallas Morning News that the party started early Sunday afternoon. Then, she says, she heard shots around 8 p.m. She opened her door and smelled gunpowder. She heard police who arrived yell “hands up” before more shots rang out.
Plano police spokesman David Tilley has said police responded to a report of shots fired. The first officer who arrived confronted the suspected shooter. Tilley says the officer opened fire, killing the suspect.
The victims and suspect haven’t been identified. Two others were injured in the shooting.
Neighbor Lauryn Nichols said she had a friend who’d been in the house and she didn’t know what had happened to the person.